Two new reports developed in a collaboration between the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Consumer Reports will give patients and the public a better understanding of sleeping pills for insomnia. The reports, “Sleeping pills for insomnia” and “Avoid sleeping pills for children with insomnia,” are based on the AASM’s Choosing Wisely list of five common tests and treatments that are not always necessary in sleep medicine.
Written in plain language, the two-page reports are an ideal patient handout. AASM members are encouraged to download, print and share the reports for individual, non-commercial purposes. Choosing Wisely is an initiative of the ABIM Foundation.
Download the AASM Choosing Wisely list: Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question
Download the Consumer Reports article: Sleeping pills for insomnia
Download the Consumer Reports article: Avoid sleeping pills for children with insomnia